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Gainsborough scrap yard fire 'under control'

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue services say a fire at a scrap yard in Gainsborough this morning is now under control.

Think black smoke was spotted by passers-by and residents when the blaze erupted earlier today.

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It is believed that a heap of waste was set on fire at the waste disposal facility near the train station on Lea Road.

Large fire at scrap yard in Gainsborough

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There has been a large fire at a scrap yard in Gainsborough.

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Two men jailed for life for murder of Gainsborough man

Two men have been jailed for life after being convicted of the murder of Ivans Zdanovics in Gainsborough last year.

Andrus Giedraitis, left and Martynas Kupstys Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Martynas Kupstys and Andrus Giedraitis were convicted by a jury at Lincoln Crown Court earlier this week after denying murdering 24-year-old Mr Zdanovics at his terraced house home in Etherington Street, Gainsborough, between 15th and 18th January last year.

During their trial the court heard that the fire was started while Mr Zdanovics was asleep inside the property. The two defendants claimed they had no knowledge that he was at home when the fire was started and had no intention to kill him, rather damage some of his belongings in a dispute over cannabis.

Mr Zdanovics died as a result of smoke inhalation.

Martynas Kupstys, 26, was sentenced to life in prison to serve a minimum of 25 years.

Andrus Giedraitis, 30, was sentenced to life in prison to serve a minimum of 21 years.

John Prescott's son to contest Gainsborough seat

The son of former Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has been selected to contest the Tory- held seat of Gainsborough in next May's general election.

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44 year-old David Prescott has previously failed to be selected as Labour candidate in Greenwich and Woolwich and his father's constituency of Hull East.

Gainsborough has been represented since 1984 by Conservative Sir Edward Leigh, who had a majority of more than ten thousand at the last election.

Teen charged after bus stop stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a teenage girl was stabbed at a bus stop in Gainsborough yesterday.

The boy, who can not be named for legal reasons, was charged with wounding with intent and posession of an offensive weapon. He is due to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court this morning.

The 17-year-old girl who was injured was treated in hospital before being released yesterday afternoon.

Stab victim released from hospital

A 17-year-old girl stabbed at a bus stop in Gainsborough this morning has been released from hospital.

A 16-year-old boy is still being questioned by police who were called to Heaton Street just before 7am.

DI Suzanne Davies said:

“I am pleased to report that the victim is now at home with her family after being treated for a stab wound at hospital. Clearly the injuries could have been significantly worse."

Anyone who was at bus stop at around 6.50am is asked to contact police, whether or not they saw the incident

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Police at scene of bus stop stabbing

Police remain at the scene of a stabbing at a bus stop in Gainsborough this morning.

A 17-year-old girl is hospital with serious injuries after being attacked at the bus stop in Heaton Street. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

Forensic search at the scene Credit: Calendar news
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Boy, 16 arrested after stabbing of girl in Gainsborough

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenage girl was stabbed while standing at a bus stop in Gainsborough.

Police were called to Heaton Street just before 7am today and arrested a local teenager who remains in custody.

The victim, a 17-year-old local girl, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment. Her injuries are thought to be serious but not life-threatening.

DI Suzanne Davies, who is investigating the incident, said:

“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Heaton Street this morning and may have seen or heard anything to do with the incident. We have a number of officers in the area conducting enquiries and would like any witnesses to come forward with any information they might have to help us build a bigger picture of the circumstances."

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